Winter Road Conditions as of 3pm 12/4/13
Rim Rock Drive is closed from DS Road to Independence Monument Overlook to all traffic, due to hazardous driving conditions from heavy snow and ice. The east and west hills are OPEN, expect slick conditions. Information Hotline: 970-858-3617, ext 402
Saddlehorn Picnic Area
The Saddlehorn Picnic Area consists of a large parking lot, picnic tables and restrooms.
1.. Event participants must park in the Saddlehorn Picnic parking lot.
2. Saddlehorn Picnic area has 45 picnic tables and 18 charcoal only grills.
Did You Know?
Each Independence Day, local climbers scale the iconic Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument and raise an American flag on top. This tradition dates back to early park promoter John Otto, whose route up Independence Monument climbers still follow.